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Quest Software Expands Real-Time Change Auditing to Network Attached Storage Systems

ChangeAuditor Now Offers Unified Auditing System for Increased Security Controls and Compliance Requirements


ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Apr. 18, 2011Quest Software, Inc.  (Nasdaq: QSFT) has augmented Quest ChangeAuditor®, its real-time change auditing solution to include auditing for NAS storage systems. With the addition of support for EMC Celerra and NetApp Filers, organizations now have a unified auditing solution for the entire IT environment including Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server, LDAP, and Windows File Servers. With ChangeAuditor, administrators can have change management analysis and reporting from a single console to show the who, what, where, when, workstation and why without the performance impact and complexity required by native auditing.

Need for Unified Storage Auditing

Many organizations today still have a majority of information stored on simple file servers and network-attached storage systems. IT is increasingly being required to maintain a high level of control over this data because of legislative or industry regulations and requirements across all regions including rules such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Grahmm-Leach-Bliley, and PCI DSS.

In addition to meeting these external compliance requirements, organizations need to be aware of the internal security concerns such as intellectual property theft and corporate espionage that has the potential to negatively affect reputation or cause financial damages.

Solution for Storage Auditing

In the past, organizations had to manually collect logs from each storage location with no centralized audit trail and then create multiple reports on the collected data. The risks of non-compliance, internal security breaches and time intensive work for IT were high. Quest now addresses all of these concerns and avoids the manual work with the newest release of ChangeAuditor that includes EMC reporting and NetApp monitoring. The solution is capable of capturing activities that occur within a storage server, with respect to user operations: File and folder operations such as access, creation, deletion, and renaming; permission and ownership changes; and even content changes – such as file reads and writes.

“Internal security concerns and external compliance requirements are elevating the need for IT auditing solutions for the organization,” said Michael Tweddle, senior director of product management, Quest Software. “The data included in storage servers is growing at exponential rates and we recognize the need for our customers to have a unified auditing solution to bring all of their security and change auditing into a single location, rather than relying on numerous discrete, independent, and proprietary audit logs.”

Availability and Pricing

Version 5.5 of Quest ChangeAuditor is available now, with North American pricing of $15 (USD) per enabled user for EMC Celerra and NetApp Filers. For more information and to download free trials, visit http://www.quest.com/ChangeAuditor.

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About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to www.quest.com

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Editorial Contact:
Lora Deeds
Quest Software, Inc.
614-726-4660
Lora.Deeds@quest.com